Working for a ‘Greener Gloucestershire’

Published
14.09.2021

Organisations in Gloucestershire are joining forces in the lead up to COP26, the international climate change conference. The ‘Greener Gloucestershire’ collaboration will shine a spotlight on the work across the county tackling climate change.

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Climate change has become an increasingly critical area for action across the world, and for good reason. As a result of climate change, this year we have again seen extreme weather events being recorded all over the world, with the UK recording its first ever ‘amber heat warning’.

In 2019, many councils across the county declared a climate emergency and have been working individually and collaboratively on a portfolio of activity to help tackle climate change and lower emissions.

Over the coming weeks, ‘Greener Gloucestershire’ will promote the positive work of councils, the police, NHS and other partners across the county, whilst raising awareness of how residents, businesses and communities can cut carbon emissions and support the fight against climate change.

Find out more about the different projects by heading to the website and follow #GreenerGloucestershire on social media. You can also sign up to receive the new ‘Greener Gloucestershire’ newsletter, to keep up to date on local activity, as well as to receive hints and tips on how you can reduce carbon emissions and take action to protect the future of our environment. 

The partners are also keen to hear about action businesses and communities are taking to tackle climate change. Send your stories to glosclimate@gloucestershire.gov.uk

The Greener Gloucestershire partners have already taken innovative steps to pool resources on this important agenda including recruiting a new co-funded county wide Climate Change Coordinator, Afriqnmun Lovejoy.

Afriqnmun said: “Climate change is having a huge effect on our planet, as well as our local residents and businesses. Organisations across Gloucestershire have already made amazing progress towards reducing their emissions and protecting our county from a changing climate. With COP26 just around the corner, this is a great opportunity to not only recognise the progress achieved so far but find out what more we can do.

“I know that people across the county are doing a lot of great work in this field and I look forward to hearing about and celebrating the actions we are all taking both personally and professionally to help tackle climate change.”

COP26 takes place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. For more information on COP26, visit: ukcop26.org  

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